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Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $2.3 million for rural development


Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) announced $2.3 million in funding for rural development in Vermont. The funding, under the new Farm Bill, has been awarded to 13 organizations across the state through 16 grants and loans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and will be utilized to foster job growth, economic development and community initiatives.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is receiving a $100,000 grant to conduct four community visits across the Northeast Kingdom to help bring communities together and set community and economic development priorities.

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